At UMH we’ve been known to say “If you’ve seen one UMH community, you’ve seen one UMH community.”
What this means is that each assisted living and independent living community is as unique as the residents we serve. Although the physical layout of each community may vary, our mission and our relationship-centered philosophy remains the same. We are committed to taking the time to get to know each resident; their likes and dislikes and their patterns of activity throughout the day. We understand the importance of a successful transition when one moves into one of our communities. We especially understand how difficult it can be for the resident and family to make the decision to move.
Our staff encourages residents to do as much for themselves as they are capable of.
Once you start doing for others that which they can do for themselves, they lose meaning, purpose and motivation to care for and challenge themselves. We strive to find the balance of promoting independence when possible, and provide assistance when needed. We do this by talking with our residents and getting to know them.
Consistent assignment of staff is key to building strong relationships.
When a set group of staff work with individual residents, they get to know how to best care for that resident. UMH employees practice the “New Golden Rule - treat others how THEY want to be treated.” Treating others how YOU want to be treated does not respect the individuality of our residents. Not everyone wants to get up at the same time, nor do they want to eat the same foods or participate in the same activities and events. Through our core values of Respect and Collaboration, we create an environment where our residents can thrive.
To provide a continuum of services that supports health, independence, and dignity. We build this continuum on the belief that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit.
To sustain meaningful options for living that are built upon a foundation of spirituality.
Our Core Values
United Methodist Homes has a 140-year tradition of caring. That caring is based on a mission that we, and those before us, have cultivated since 1872.
What is the UMH difference? Why does our care and support feel so different? What exactly is this special and unique difference so many people feel and experience? Families coming to us express a strong desire for compassionate care for their loved ones. How do we achieve this? This can best be illustrated by taking a closer look at the five core values of United Methodist Homes.
Mission and Values
Pioneers Leading the Way!
UMH communities are proud to be pioneers in resident and relationship-centered care. We recognized decades ago the importance of positive relationships and how that helps residents to heal, thrive and grow. Just because someone is older or disabled doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be treated in anything but the most dignified manner. One would think that a caring and meaningful life is a given in an assisted living community or nursing home, but the reality is that some healthcare organizations have not yet fully embraced this concept and continue to feel “institutional”.
We continue to lead innovation and set the standards to which other communities aspire. Whether it be wellness promotion or chronic disease management, fall prevention or resident service, learn more about how the UMH community nearest you leads the way in the industry and provides for a meaningful and fulfilling life for our residents.
If a mission-based organization is important to you and the care you desire for your loved-one, a UMH community is the place to be. Take a Tour to Learn More!
We take the stress out of making a move by offering the opportunity to tour our UMH communities. Stop by for a visit at a time that's convenient for you and experience our relationship-centered, mission-based care.